Seasonal Mood Changes In Children: How To Help
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Seasonal Mood Changes In Children: How To Help

Seasonal mood changes in children are a real concern for many of us. Here is what has helped my son.  It took me years to put the pieces together.  Some years,  I blamed back to school stress – a new routine and learning expectations certainly cause some dysregulation. Others, I didn’t notice at all until…

This Is What Happens When Your Child Has Comorbid Diagnoses
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This Is What Happens When Your Child Has Comorbid Diagnoses

When I first started sharing our family’s journey six years ago, I wrote about one diagnosis – autism. It was overwhelming and I needed support. I needed other moms. I needed a real life example of what to do and how to help. Since then, I have found all of that and more, mostly right…

The Impact Of Chronic Childhood Conditions: A Mom’s Perspective
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The Impact Of Chronic Childhood Conditions: A Mom’s Perspective

Both of my sons have chronic conditions. They have physical illnesses (Sjogrens/Lupus and Eosinophilic Gastritis). They have mental illnesses as well (Early Onset Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety Disorder). The thing about chronic illness is that it is, well, chronic. None of these ever really go away. We have seasons of remission, stability and great joy….

What Parents Of Children With Mental Illness Wish You Knew
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What Parents Of Children With Mental Illness Wish You Knew

When my son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder almost two years ago, there was so much I didn’t know. I knew about manic and depressive states, but had no idea they could be mixed. I knew about cycling, but had never heard of rapid cycling. I knew of medications, but did not know that for…

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This Side Of Heaven (when we are forced to watch our children suffer)

I overheard my youngest son talking to his friend last week. “My biggest dream, besides being able to feel better and not have all my medical issues because that’s really my biggest dream – my second biggest dream is that the owl from Hogwarts got lost on my birthday and it’s still going to show…